|Published: 2:27 PM, 11/26/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
April Duckett-White's vehicle is
stuffed to the gills with shopping bags and gifts after a 15-hour
search for deals.
"I am literally the expert at Black
Friday shopping," said White, deputy administrator for the Monroe
County Election Commission, who shopped from 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving
day to 8 a.m. on Black Friday.
White has been participating in the
highly anticipating shopping day for more than 15 years. It is now a
tradition for her family.
"It's an annual event for my mom,
sister and daughter and me. We're serious about it. We make out an
itinerary, figure out where we're going to go first and who's getting
what," said White.
White's thrill of the deal seems to
have been inherited.
"My 65-year-old mother can outlast
all of us," White laughed. "Mom carries big manila envelopes with
our names on them, containing all the coupons and sales she cuts out
for each of us."
Retailers are now cashing in on Black
Friday more than ever before, providing sales as early as
Thanksgiving Day. The early Thanksgiving Day sales have become so
successful Walmart of Madisonville employees have begun to refer to
it as "Blue Thursday."
See full story in the Sunday, Nov. 25, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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